Charles Tannock MEP


Charles Tannock

Foreign Affairs Spokesman; Human Rights Spokesman

Parliamentary Committees:
Foreign Affairs; Human Rights

Parliamentary Delegations:
Relations with the countries of the Andean Community; Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly; EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee

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Accession report praises Montenegro "good news story"

22 Jan 2013 @ 10:0

A report which could eventually pave the way for Montenegro to join the EU was approved by the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee today (Tuesday).

Asia Bibi freed after new Pakistani court ruling

31 Oct 2018 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs welcome today's decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court to overturn the death sentence of Asia Bibi who was convicted of blasphemy in 2010.

Bringing the Maldives back from the brink

30 Apr 2015 @ 13:30

A senior MEP and foreign affairs specialist today (Thurs) put forward a blueprint to save the paradise islands of the Maldives from descending into chaos and ever-greater bloodshed.

Conservative MEP backs May on migration

23 Sep 2016 @ 12:00

Conservative MEP Dr Charles Tannock today backed Theresa May's call for an international response to tackle the current refugee crisis.

As the Conservatives' Foreign Affairs spokesman, Dr Tannock said: "I welcome the Prime Minister's call to better distinguish between refugees and economic migrants, an approach which will be vital if we are to maintain the value and confidence of the 1951 Geneva Convention on Refugees, which is in need of a radical overhaul if it is to address the realities of the modern world.

"We must defend the right to seek temporary refuge for those fleeing war and persecution. But this cannot entitle others to use the opportunity to cross dozens of safe countries, moving half way across the globe in search of the most generous welfare systems and employment opportunities.

"Strengthening the principle of seeking asylum in the first neighbouring safe country, where common historical and cultural ties are often present, is a logical step and one which I support."

Conservative MEPs back crackdown on terrorist funding

21 Feb 2018 @ 12:00

Conservative MEPs have helped shape proposals to cut the flow of money to jihadist radicals.

Conservative MEPs oppose EU UN Security Council seat

24 Nov 2015 @ 16:45

Conservative MEPs have voted against a European Parliament report which calls for a seat for the EU at the UN Security Council.

Conservative MEPs welcome release of former Maldives President

20 Jan 2016 @ 1:0


Conservative spokesman on foreign affairs: The EU and NATO must take pro-active steps to send Putin a message

16 Sep 2014 @ 15:0

Speaking ahead of today’s European Parliament vote, which is expected to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Dr Charles Tannock MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group Foreign Affairs spokesman, said his recent visit to Kiev has affirmed the need for the EU and NATO to take further pro-active steps in support of Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Conservatives support European Court's ruling against Mohammed Makhlouf

21 Jan 2015 @ 17:15

A decision today by European judges confirming restrictive measures against Mohammad Makhlouf – a close associate of Bashar Al-Assad – was welcomed as a justified verdict.

EU should stand in solidarity with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s ethnic Croats

24 Oct 2017 @ 16:15

Electoral law in Bosnia and Herzegovina disadvantages Croats and undermines the functioning of the country as a federal entity, Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Tannock said today.

European Parliament welcomes Montenegro’s steps towards EU membership

16 Mar 2017 @ 01:00

 Today the European Parliament welcomed the reform progress in Montenegro as part of the country’s path towards EU accession.

Fresh thinking required on Korea crisis

14 Mar 2013 @ 8:0

Bold new thinking is required to solve the looming nuclear crisis in North Korea, a senior MEP said.

Charles Tannock, Conservative spokesman on foreign affairs in the European Parliament, said efforts should focus on persuading the Democratic Republic Republic of Korea (DPRK) to sign the international nuclear comprehensive test-ban treaty and ultimately to unify peacefully with its neighbour South Korea.

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